Now that single-game betting is here and CFL betting odds are on the menu, the Ottawa Redblacks are big betting favourites in the Capital. Attendance has been close to capacity at TD Place Stadium almost every year since the Redblacks joined the CFL in 2014, and that’s sure to spill over to online sportsbooks.
Here’s how you can bet on the Redblacks at the top online sportsbooks in the province and all over Canada.
Today’s Redblacks Grey Cup odds
Below find the latest Redblacks lines directly from licensed online sportsbooks in Ontario. Click on a bet you like to go right to the sportsbook that posted it. Once there, you can register for a new account and make your bet.
How to bet on Ottawa Redblacks games in Canada
You can now bet on Redblacks games online in Canada. Just make sure you’re betting with a legal and licensed online sportsbook and follow these simple steps:
- Register: You have to sign up for an account with an online sportsbook first. Click on any PlayCanada link to a licensed online sportsbook website. Once there, you can register from the homepage or download the mobile app and register there. Remember to enter any sportsbook promo/bonus code required in the space provided. That’ll get you the best available.
- Deposit: Deposit funds to bet with into your account using any available deposit method you like. These will include Interac, credit and debit cards, online banking services and third-party payment processors.
- Click and place bets: Look at the Redblacks lines you see above or under the “CFL” and “Football” tabs at any online sportsbook. Click on any bet you like. Fill out the bet slip that’s created and confirm to place the bet.
Ottawa Redblacks betting lines explained
Take a look at how betting lines for a matchup between the Redblacks and the Toronto Argonauts may be presented at the sportsbook. The below example shows the Redblacks moneyline, spread and totals bets listed at top online betting sites, such as BetMGM Sportsbook or on the DraftKings Sportsbook app:
|Ottawa Redblacks||+3.5 (-110)||+165||Over 58.5 (-110)|
|Toronto Argonauts||-3.5 (-110)||-200||Under 58.5 (-110)|
The Redblacks spread has the team as 3.5-point underdogs to Toronto. That means point spread bets on Ottawa pay if the Redblacks win or lose by three or fewer points. The odds dictate they pay $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 you bet. You can also bet on the Argos to win by four or more points at the same odds.
The moneyline has Ottawa as +165 underdogs, a bet that pays $165, plus your bet back, for every $100 you bet if the Redblacks win. You can also place a moneyline bet on Toronto to win at -200, which pays $100, plus your bet back, for every $200 you bet if the Argos win.
The totals or over/under line is about betting on the total combined score landing above or below 58.5 points. The over is 59 or more, and the under 58 or less. Both pay $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 you bet, if you get it right.
Ottawa Redblacks prop betting
Outside of standard game wagers, you can bet on Redblacks players through prop markets. Most props surround stats and are either over/under-style lines or “yes or no” propositions. Like all bets, props are booked at the currently posted odds.
Popular props include QB passing yards, receiving/rushing yards and TD scorers. If a statistic is tracked in CFL games, you can usually find prop bets on it.
Betting on Redblacks futures
In Redblacks futures markets, you bet on things like Ottawa making the playoffs, winning the East or a Grey Cup. (Find live odds for the CFL Grey Cup here.)
The odds are available throughout the calendar year, but getting a bet down early will get you the best odds. By the time the team proves competitive, Redblacks betting odds are bound to shrink quite significantly.
Live Redblacks lines
All the pregame betting lines are also available during Redblacks games at odds that change with everything happening on the field. Plus, there are even more play-by-play and in-game props available live. Just remember, all these odds can change fast, which means mobile sports betting apps are the only way to keep up.
Ottawa Redblacks schedule 2023
|Date||Opponent||Time||Where to Watch|
|May 27||vs. Toronto Argonauts||7:30pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Jun. 3||@ Montreal Alouettes||7:30pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Jun. 10||@ Winnipeg Blue Bombers||8:30pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Jun. 17||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||7:30pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Jun. 30||vs. BC Lions||7:30pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Jul. 8||@ Saskatchewan Roughriders||9:30pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Jul. 16||@ Hamilton Tiger-Cats||4:0pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Jul. 21||vs. Montreal Alouettes||7:00 pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Jul. 31||@ Toronto Argonauts||5:00pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Aug. 5||vs. Calgary Stampeders||7:30pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Aug. 19||vs. Edmonton Elks||7:00pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Aug. 27||@ Edmonton Elks||7:00pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Sep. 2||@ Montreal Alouettes||7:30pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Sep. 10||vs. Toronto Argonauts||2:00pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Sep. 24||vs. Toronto Argonauts||7:00pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Sep. 30||@ BC Lions||10:30pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Oct. 10||@ Montreal Alouettes||1:00pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Oct. 14||vs. Montreal Alouettes||7:00pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Oct. 21||@ Hamilton Tiger-Cats||7:00pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
|Oct. 29||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||5:00pm ET||TSN/ESPN+|
2023 GREY CUP
Nov. 20 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan
Ottawa Redblacks betting & casino partnerships
Casino Lac-Leamy built the Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza live performance, seating and amenities area outside TD Place Stadium. The Casino also held a Grey Cup VIP Tailgate Party when the 2017 Grey Cup was played at TD Place Stadium. Plus, the casino is a game and team sponsor, and it has run other promos in association with the Redblacks, including a blackjack tournament with Redblacks players.
The Ottawa Redblacks named Sports Interaction (or SIA Casino) the team’s official online gaming partner in 2019. SIA is a Kahnawake Gaming Commission-licensed sportsbook recently acquired by Party Poker’s Entain PLC. Grey-market sportsbook BetRegal became the official sports gaming partner of the CFL in 2021.
Ottawa Redblacks career leaders
- Passing Touchdowns: 68 – Trevor Harris
- Rushing Touchdowns: 13 – Henry Burris
- Passing Yards: 13,096 – Trevor Harris
- Rushing Yards: 2,835 – William Powell
- Receiving Yards: 5,127 – Brad Sinopoli
- Tackles: 243 – Antoine Pruneau
- Sacks: 23 – Justin Capicciotti
Which NFL players have played for the Redblacks?
Several Ottawa Redblacks players have had a cup of coffee with NFL teams.
Redblacks linebacker Micah Awe was signed by the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers following a rookie mini-camp in 2016. He didn’t make the 53-man roster but was signed to the practice squad. He was cut five days later. Awe played with the BC Lions from March 2017 to January 2018 but was released so he could then sign with the New York Jets. He was waived by the Jets in April 2018 and played with the BC Lions, Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers before joining the Redblacks in 2021.
Redblacks receiver Jordan Smallwood attended training camp with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in 2018 and played three preseason games, making two catches for 44 yards. Smallwood also spent time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and XFL’s Los Angeles Wildcats before joining the Ottawa Redblacks in 2021.
Lastly, Redblacks receiver B. J. Cunningham was selected in the sixth round, 183rd overall, by the Miami Dolphins in the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears before coming to the CFL. Cunningham signed with the Redblacks in 2022.
Where do the Ottawa Redblacks play?
- Name: TD Place Stadium (Formerly Lansdowne Park, Frank Clair Stadium)
- Address: 1015 Bank Street
- Location: Ottawa, Ontario
- Owner: City of Ottawa
- Operator: Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group
- Capacity: 24,000
- Surface: FieldTurf
- Opened: 1908
- Renovations: Renovated in 2012 with the city spending $135 million to rebuild the south-side stands. The city also considered a north-side stands rebuild in 2021.
- Tenants: Ottawa Redblacks 2014-present, Atlético Ottawa 2020-present, Ottawa Rough Riders 1908-1996, Ottawa Junior Riders 1997-2006, Ottawa Renegades 2002-2005, Ottawa Fury FC 2014-2019, Ottawa Giants 1951, Ottawa Athletics 1952–1954
Brief Ottawa Redblacks history
The Ottawa Redblacks joined the CFL in 2014, becoming the third CFL team to play in Ottawa. They were preceded by the Ottawa Rough Riders (1958 to 1996) and the Ottawa Renegades (2002 to 2005).
The Redblacks won the Grey Cup in 2016, a feat the Renegades never managed and the Rough Riders hadn’t since 1976. Of course, the Rough Riders notched eight other Grey Cup wins in 1925, 1926, 1940, 1951, 1960, 1968, 1969 and 1973.
Ownership and management issues forced the Renegades out of the CFL ahead of the 2006 season. Two years later, Ottawa 67’s junior hockey team owner Jeff Hunt led a group that was awarded a CFL franchise. The team was expected to join the league in 2010 before cracks in the south stands of Lansdowne/Frank Clair Stadium were discovered. Demolition and renovations started, and the CFL looked to 2013 for Ottawa’s return to the league.
Reconstruction delays pushed the start date to 2014. The team took part in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft and played its first regular season game on July 3, 2014. The Redblacks got all the way to the Grey Cup in just the team’s second season and won it in the third.
The Redblacks are currently owned and operated by the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, of which Hunt was one of five principals before leaving in 2020. The four others are Roger Greenberg, John Ruddy, William Shenkman and John Pugh. The group also owns the Ottawa 67’s and is a strategic partner of Atlético Ottawa.
How can I watch Ottawa Redblacks games online?
CFL games air on Canada’s TSN. That means you can live stream games online via TSN Direct. It’s free for TSN subscribers, and streaming packages start as low as $7.99. Packages are available via tsn.ca/subscribe.
Ottawa Redblacks FAQ
Who is the Ottawa Redblacks QB?
The Redblacks started four different QBs in 2021, including Matt Nichols (4), Dominique Davis (2), Caleb Evans (7) and Devlin Hodges (1). However, they signed veteran QB Jeremiah Masoli to a two-year contract in 2022 after he was released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Masoli, 33, spent eight years in Hamilton and may start for the Redblacks in 2022.
How much are Ottawa Redblacks tickets?
Ottawa Redblacks ticket prices range from $32.00 to $135.00 per game, with the average ticket price at $66.15.
Have the Ottawa Redblacks ever won the Grey Cup?
The Redblacks won the 2016 Grey Cup, ending a 40-year championship drought for Ottawa. The Ottawa Rough Riders, considered the same franchise for statistical purposes, won nine other Grey Cup titles.
How much are the Ottawa Redblacks worth?
According to unnamed CFL execs and insiders, the Ottawa Redblacks are worth somewhere between $15 million and $35 million. That’s far less than the $100 million the Saskatchewan Roughriders are worth as the CFL’s most valuable team.
What is the Ottawa Redblacks Twitter?
The official Twitter account of the Ottawa Redblacks is @REDBLACKS. The Twitter page features a link to the website ottawaredblacks.com. The account has been active since March 2013 and currently has 121.3K followers.